ARMY OF THE DEAD – (L-R) Matthias Schweighöfer as Dieter, Zack Snyder (Director/Producer/Writer), Cr: Clay Enos/NETFLIX ©2020
Director Zack Snyder will finally see his vision of DC Comics’ superhero team come to fruition when Zack Snyder’s Justice League, also known as The Snyder Cut, is released on HBO Max in March. The film was initially going to be released in four one-hour episodes. Though it was recently it was announced it will now be a four-hour film.
As most of you know, Snyder was heading up the 2017 film Justice League when tragedy struck his family and he understandably had to leave the project. During a June 2020 interview for the Release the Snyder Cut Book, the director went into more detail on his departure from the film and why he didn’t ask the studio to shelve the film until he could return. You can check out what he had to say below.
“I just was kind of done with it, I was in this place of [knowing] my family needs me more than this bullshit, and I just need to honor them and do the best I can to heal that world. I had no energy to fight [the studio], and fight for [the movie]. Literally, zero energy for that. I really think that’s the main thing. I think there’s a different world where I stayed and kind of tried. And I’m sure I could have . . . because every movie is a fight, right? I was used to that. But I just did not have the [energy]. There was no fight in me. I had been beaten by what was going on in my life and I just didn’t want to, I didn’t care to . . . that was kind of where I was.”
What a terrible experience for Snyder to have to go through. It’s easy to understand the choices he made during what sounds like an incredibly trying time in his life. With all that Snyder has been put through over the last few years, I am glad to see him get the opportunity to complete the film. To tell the story the way he originally set out to do.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League hits HBO Max in March.
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